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‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
In 1928, two brothers head to Africa to collect film footage.






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‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:41
A history of the automobile and the boom-and-bust industry it fostered.






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‘Wayfaring Stranger,’ by James Lee Burke

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
James Lee Burke’s sprawling novel connects an encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the Battle of the Bulge and the oil boom.






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‘Everything I Never Told You,’ by Celeste Ng

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
A tragedy tears away at a mixed-race family in 1970s Ohio.






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Lydia Netzer’s ‘How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
Children are raised to become soul mates in this novel.






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‘One Kick,’ by Chelsea Cain

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Chelsea Cain’s new heroine can’t escape her past.






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‘Factory Man,’ by Beth Macy

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
The American furniture maker who battled Wall Street, Chinese competition and his own relatives to keep his company going.






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Richard Bausch’s ‘Before, During, After’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Richard Bausch’s novel, about a relationship under strain, mixes personal and public horrors.






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The Shortlist: Michael Mandelbaum’s ‘Road to Global Prosperity,’ and More

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:37
New books by Michael Mandelbaum, Daniel W. Drezner, Benjamin Kunkel and Bob Ivry.






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William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32
In their exploration of mortality and desire, William T. Vollmann’s stories often inhabit supernatural realms.






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Open Book: Keep Vollmann Weird

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32
William T. Vollmann once said: “The world doesn’t owe me a living, and if the world doesn’t want to buy my books, that’s my problem.”






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Letters: He Had Class

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:31
Readers respond to a recent review of “Brando’s Smile” and more.






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‘Timeless,’ by Lucinda Franks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:03
Lucinda Franks’s memoir of her marriage is a tribute to her husband.






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‘In the Kingdom of Ice,’ by Hampton Sides

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02
In 1879, backed by a wealthy American newspaper magnate, 33 men embarked on an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.






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Jules Feiffer’s ‘Kill My Mother’

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02
Jules Feiffer’s graphic novel is a tribute to film noir and detective fiction.
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‘Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,’ by Charles Marsh

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:18
A biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was executed by the Nazis in 1945.






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‘Hack Attack,’ About a Rupert Murdoch Paper’s Trials, by Nick Davies

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:18
David Carr reviews “Hack Attack,” in which Nick Davies traces his campaign to uncover the full extent of the British phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World.






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Terry Pratchett: By the Book

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:18
The author of the Discworld series — most recently, “Raising Steam” — read “The Wind in the Willows” and “just exploded”: “I thought to myself, This is a lie, but what a fabulous lie!”






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On the Record: ‘The Nixon Tapes 1971-1972’ and ‘The Nixon Defense’

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:07
Two books based on President Nixon’s taped conversations show him reveling in foreign policy success and lying about Watergate.






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Bookends: Which Book Is Begging to Be Made Into a Movie?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:47
James Parker and Dana Stevens discuss books that should get the big-screen treatment.






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